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  • Hallyu: Riding the Korean Wave

    Posted by AC Team

    Hallyu: Riding the Korean Wave
    If you know Rain, BoA (shown left), and Sistar, then you already know K-Pop, Korea’s contemporary pop music and its artists. K-Pop music is one of the fastest growing music genres in the world, and along with Korea’s popular TV drama serials, films and comic books are a growing source of export revenue for Korea.   The growing global fan base of Korea's entertainment and...

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  • Are Asian Americans fleeing Hollywood for Asia?

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    September 20, 2014 Are Asian Americans seeking careers in entertainment fleeing Hollywood for Asia? Writer Dana Ter presents compelling evidence in her article for Arts.Mic.com. Andrew Lam wrote early this year about the "Bamboo Ceiling" in Hollywood.  For decades, Asian Americans have faced an uphill battle to secure major starring roles in feature films and television. Non-profit CAPEUSA.org (Coalition for Asian Pacifics in Entertainment) in Hollywood has carried the flag for 23 years to train, connect and open opportunities for Asian Americans. This year CAPE  has decided to eliminate all membership fees, and has opened its programs, services, and events to anyone seeking to make a meaningful impact in support of the AAPI community. So if you want to see more improvement ...
  • Filmmaker Theresa Loong's "Everyday is a Holiday" screens in Hong Kong August 21 and 23, 2014

    Posted by Suzanne Kai

    Hong Kong EVERYDAY IS A HOLIDAY a documentary by Theresa Loong Don't miss! Two screenings in Hong Kong are August 21 and 23, 2014 Growing up in New Jersey, filmmaker Theresa Loong knew little about her father’s past. Then, one day she discovered his secret diary, written during World War Two. “Every Day is a Holiday” tells the inspirational story of how Paul Loong survived a prisoner of war camp in Japan and set out on an unlikely journey to become a citizen of the country that liberated him – the United States. We discover why, despite much suffering, “Every Day Is a Holiday.” Using intimate conversations, rare archival footage and his wartime diary, this film also addresses contemporary issues of war, immigration, and national identity. The documentary explores the...
  • Maxine Hong Kingston honored by President Obama

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    July 29, 2014 Washington D.C. Author Maxine Hong Kingston was honored today by President Barack Obama at the White House in Washington D.C. She received the National Medal of Arts. Other honorees receving the 2013 National Medal of Arts include singer Linda Ronstadt, documentary filmmaker Albert Maysles, and Hollywood studio CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg.  The National Medal of Arts is the highest award given to artists and arts patrons by the U.S. government. Honorees were also given the 2013 National Humanitie Medal. Image courtesy of WhiteHouse.gov video. The full list of honorees. 2013 National Medal of Arts Julia Alvarez, Novelist, Poet, and Essayist Brooklyn Academy of Music, Presenter Joan Harris, Arts Patron Bill T. Jones, Dancer and Choreographer John Kander, Musical Theater ...
  • YouTube Star Timothy DeLaGhetto surprises his parents with a $210,000 check

    Posted by Suzanne Kai

    July 29, 2014 YouTube celebrity rapper, comedian and videographer Tim Chantarangsu, 28, better known as Traphik and Timothy DeLaGhetto, surprised his parents with a $210,000 check to pay off his parent's mortgage. He made a promise to his parents as a kid that he would earn enough someday to do this. He didn't want his father Kongkiat Chantarangsu and his mother Sukhon Chantarangsu, owners of a Thai restaurant in California to work so hard anymore.  Timothy was born in Billings, Montana and raised in Paramount, California by his parents who immigrated from Thailand.  He attended Cal State Long Beach, majoring in art and left to pursue his career as a rapper, comedian, and director. Click here to popular blog Angry Asian Man and here for Timothy's YouTube video. Timothy has...

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